It’s December! Rabbit Rabbit! Can you believe it? I swear it feels like I was just linking up for the 11 in 2011 series and telling you all about what I hoped to accomplish and looked forward to in the year 2011. It can’t possibly be 11 months later now going into the last month of the year; but apparently it is.
Normally I’m a bit of a Scrooge and don’t want people to play Christmas music until December comes around, but I have to admit that I put up my classroom Christmas tree yesterday while playing Christmas music–it was November 30th, and it put me so much in the holiday spirit. Plus, it came at the end of a very long day, and it was a nice mood lightener. There’s something about listening to “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” while stringing lights and tinsel that just can’t be squashed by a bad day.
And to boot, this weekend is two very exciting things: our engagement party on Saturday night and a cookie swap on Sunday. I’ve never been to a cookie swap, and I have no idea what to bring. I like Italian Lemon Cookies, but could you make suggestions of something easy if those are not? I’ll need to make them on Sunday morning after the engagement party.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and are yourself getting in the holiday spirit! I put out my decorations on Tuesday and am getting the house in shape for my parents to come tomorrow. I am starting to really feel December!
And as a side note, the spin instructor yesterday said that the average person gains 5-10 pounds during the holidays. I wanted to let you know that it won’t be me, and that in fact since posting about my re-found weight loss goal on November 1st, I’m down 7 pounds! It’s a combination of MyFitnessPal, spin, running, and eating next to nothing (1200 calories is really nothing, FYI).
Here’s wishing you a lovely day filled with sprouting holiday spirit! What are you doing to get in the holiday mood, or in some cases I know, what are you doing to curb your over-enthusiasm so that Christmas isn’t spewing out your ears?
I’m announcing my Scentsy Giveaway and Invitation Giveaway later today!